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August 23, 2010

Farm Animal Statistics: Dairy and Egg Consumption

The Humane Society of the United States

 

Farm Animal Statistics: Dairy and Egg Consumption
1950 - 2008

Year Milk &
Cream
Butter Cheese Frozen
Products^
Eggs
 
(lb. per person)
(number)
1950 331.5 10.9 7.7 19.6 379.6
1955 321.1 9.3 7.8 23.8 360.0
1960 300.3 7.7 8.3 26.0 323.8
1965 290.7 6.6 9.5 28.3 305.1
1970 275.3 5.4 11.4 28.5 302.2
1975 261.4 4.7 14.3 28.6 270.4
1980 245.5 4.5 17.5 26.4 266.2
1985 240.8 5.3 22.5 27.9 250.9
1990 233.3 4.0 24.6 28.5 230.6
1995 220.7 4.7 26.9 29.0 228.8
2000 210.1 4.5 29.8 30.0 247.3
2001 207.7 4.4 30.0 28.5 248.7
2002 206.9 4.4 30.5 28.1 250.9
2003 206.4 4.4 30.5 28.6 250.8
2004 205.4 4.5 31.3 25.5 252.6
2005 204.5 4.5 31.6 25.8 251.0
2006 204.7 4.7 32.5 26.0 253.0
2007 202.8 4.7 33.1 25.5 245.1
2008 203.7 5.0 32.4 25.0 243.6
 
Graphs: Dairy consumption [PDF] Egg consumption [PDF]
 
^Includes ice cream, sherbet, frozen yogurt and other frozen dairy products.
Source: Economic Research Service, U.S.D.A. Food Availability.
http://www.ers.usda.gov/DataFoodConsumption/FoodAvailSpreadsheets.htm. Accessed August 17, 2010.

See USDA Agricultural Projections to 2016 for projections of future consumption.

 

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